Highs and Lows


I think some days I’m slightly bi-polar.  I went from being in a perfectly good mood this morning to being the grumpiest of grumps.

Last night I was pleasantly surprised when Brent came home.  I seriously didn’t think I’d see him again for a while so I was pretty glum yesterday.  But the day turned around when he made it home and took me out to dinner.  We had a super delicious gnocchi spinach dish.  It was probably the best pasta dish I’ve ever eaten.  It’s making my mouth water just thinking about it.

Now cut to today.  More bleepin’ rain.  I can work in all sorts of conditions but rain is my least favorite.  I hate it.  I’d much rather deal with a blizzard. 

And then came the most ridiculous work meeting of all time where my group of peeps was more or less reminded that we’re the lowest on the totem pole and should be thankful for whatever table scrap is thrown our way.  Most days I really enjoy my job; today was not one of those days.


In other news… Facebook freedom continues.  I don’t feel like I’m missing a whole lot.  Not sure if I really want to go back.  Maybe it’s the negative Nancy in me lately.

I’m still getting used to my new phone.  I love a lot of things about it.  Still getting used to how big it is.  As you can tell, I have more options for photo frames and I like that.

I rode the bike trainer for a Longmire episode after I got home from work. 40 minutes of spinning aggression. I do feel a little better.

Ok, I’m off to finish dinner – baked chicken, roasted potatoes, steamed corn, and biscuits.  Mmmmmm!


Hands down that was one of the best episodes of television I’ve ever watched.  I cannot believe the season finale is next week.  That makes me so sad.

And now I’m off to watch the instant repeat.  Thanks you, A&E! Please make the next season even longer.

Closer to the wagon


40 minutes on the bike trainer followed by some upper body weights and squats.

And salad for dinner.  I don’t expect it to last me long.  I was up early today so everything has been off a few hours off.  I’ll probably be hungry again in an hour.

I got the lawn mowed.  And childhood stuff packed away in tubs.  I’m working on watering the lawn and not so patiently waiting for the new episode of Longmire to come on.  T-minus one hour.

Friday was a day.

This has been a very long week.

My patrol car had some electrical issues today so I’m moved to a spare for a few days. It’s smaller and I don’t like it.

I spent 35 minutes on the bike trainer when I got home. And then I did some upper body weights and some squats. I don’t think I’ve found the wagon just yet but I see it on the horizon.

Me and Brink are watching Longmire for a bit. Then we’re heading to bed early.

Tuesday Rambles

I’m currently watching Longmire on Netflix. Safe to say I’ve found a new favorite show. I’m just bummed it’s only a summer show and it only had 9 episodes this season. Unreal. I don’t understand why it has so few shows. Only two more new episodes to go!

I spent most of the day moving gravel. I’d fill and move about five wheel-barrows full and take a break. I made some headway but I’m nowhere near being ready for the next step.

Now that I’ve got my bike fixed I have a new morning strategy for getting moving again. I’m going to get back on my trainer – I’ll avoid the heat and be able to hop on/hop off/shower and get ready. Brink and I will walk in the evenings. Once I feel less like a blob, I’ll try to mix in some running. Maybe it will be cooler by than too.

Gosh it seems like not too long ago I was trying to avoid the cold weather. I guess I’m a pretty good excuse maker when it comes to exercise. And when I fall off the wagon, I fall hard.

Good thing my favorite time of year is fast approaching. I could use a little seasonal inspiration get me moving.



Another evening photo adventure. This time I went to Coyote Ridge. I think it was about 2 miles of hiking. I could have probably made it to the ridge but I got distracted by a social bunny and some deer. So I’ll plan to go back and give myself more time.

My left knee is kind of achy. Further proof of just how out of shape I’ve become in the last few months. I’m planning on going for a bike ride in the morning.

Facebook Free

My Facebook Free month is still going strong. I don’t miss it, surprisingly. Maybe it’s because there wasn’t really any fantastic interaction with people. People I want to see photos and “news” from didn’t really post frequently. I think it was easy enough to cut it out because it lacked conversation. Being alone as much as I am, that’s what I want – conversation.

It’s ironic really considering I’m posting this on a blog that nobody ever visits or converses on.

living life one shenanigan at a time


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